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"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil
The Sorting Hat[src]

Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its founder was the medieval witch Helga Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members. The emblematic animal is a badger, and yellow and black are its colours. The Head of Hufflepuff is Brittany S. Pierce and the Fat Friar is the House's patron ghost.

Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth, and it is for that reason that the House colours were chosen: yellow represented wheat, while black was emblematic of soil. The Hufflepuff points hourglass contains yellow diamonds.



Hufflepuff's founder, Helga Hufflepuff

Students belonging to this house are known to be hard-working, friendly, loyal, honest and rather impartial. It may be that due to their values, Hufflepuffs are not as competitive as the other houses, and are more modest about their accomplishments. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its students.

Hufflepuff appears to have the least rivalry with the other houses, except in Quidditch.


"Everyone says Hufflepuff are a lot o' duffers,"
—Wizarding opinion of the House[src]

The badger, Hufflepuff's symbol

According to Minerva McGonagall, all four of the houses have produced exceptional witches and wizards in their time, but due to Helga Hufflepuff's policy of accepting any student and its usually poor performance in the House Cup, Hufflepuff is often thought to be the house of less talented wizards and witches. However, this is merely a misunderstanding of the Sorting Hat's poem. The Hufflepuff house has produced a great many of successful and influential members of the wizarding world, such as the renowned Magizoologist Newton Scamander.


House ghost, The Fat Friar

Hufflepuff has produced the fewest number of dark wizards than any other house at Hogwarts. Their cheerful and friendly demeanour can probably account for this property of the House.

Hufflepuff has also produced a number of exceptionally skilled witches and wizards, including noted Arithmancer Bridget Wenlock, former Minister for Magic Artemisia Lufkin, and magical creatures expert Newton Scamander.

Common Room

Main article: Hufflepuff Basement

The Hufflepuff dormitories and common room have never been seen by outsiders and is the only house with repelling devices in case of intruders. They are accessed through a pile of large barrels, found stacked in a shadowy stone recess on a right-hand side corridor near the kitchens. The barrel two from the bottom, middle of the second row, will open if tapped in the rhythm of 'Helga Hufflepuff'.

Hufflepuff common room

Hufflepuff Common room

As a security device to repel non-Hufflepuff students, tapping on the wrong barrel, or tapping the incorrect number of times, results in one of the other lids bursting off, drenching the impostor in vinegar.

However, once you make it through the tunnel entryway, the Hufflepuff dormitory is a quite cosy and welcoming place; it always feels sunny. The common room is a large, earthy, round room with low ceilings. The view from the round windows is of dandelions and rippling grass.

The decor emphasises the earthy-feel of the room with plants hanging and resting all about the room, some that even sing and dance. Burnished copper touchings with plush, cosy yellow and black patterned sofas and chairs welcoming a Hufflepuff student to relax and discuss the interesting specimens brought in by the Head of House, Professor Sprout. A Hufflepuff student retires through big, round doors in the walls of the common room to their dormitory.

Head of House

Pomona Sprout used to be the Head of House during the Hudbars generation. She was the Herbology professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She resigned in 2000 after the First Wizarding War had ended, giving her Head of House and Professor Herbology titles to Patrick Dunbar, who returned to the school to teach.

Patrick Dunbar resigned as Professor Herbology and Head of Hufflepuff House in 2024 after he became the new Headmaster since Albus Dumbledore had decided it was time for a younger generation to lead the school. Patrick immediately promoted Brittany S. Pierce to become the new Head of House. However, Brittany kept working in the Hospital Wing alongside Liam Dunbar, making her one of the few Head of Hufflepuff House that wasn't the Professor in Herbology. Stiles Stilinski got hired by Headmaster Patrick to become the new Professor Herbology instead.

The current Hufflepuff's head of house is Brittany S. Pierce.

Known Hufflepuffs

Hufflepuff Period Attending Hogwarts Notes
The Fat Friar unknown Now the house ghost.
Hengist of Woodcroft Medieval era Founded the all-wizard village of Hogsmeade.
Bridget Wenlock c. 1213 to 1220 Famous Arithmancer who discovered the magical properties of seven.
Artemisia Lufkin c. 1765 to 1772 Minister for Magic from from 1798 to 1811.
Grogan Stump c. 1781 to 1788 Minister for Magic from from 1811 to 1819.
Newton "Newt" Scamander c. 1908 - unknown Expelled for endangering a human life with a beast. Famous magizoologist.

Dugald McPhail

unknown Minister for Magic from 1858 to 1865.
Eglantine Puffett Inventor of the Self-Soaping Dishcloth.
Hepzibah Smith Descendant of Helga Hufflepuff.
Silvanus Kettleburn unknown Later professor of Care of Magical Creatures,
Pomona Sprout 1942 - 1949 or 1952 - 1959] Later professor of Herbology and Head of Hufflepuff House.
Chris Martin 1973 - 1981 Later professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts. Former a Hufflepuff student. graduated.
James Corden 1976 - 1984 Later professor of Hogwarts Music Classes. Former a Hufflepuff student. graduated.
Stefani Germanotta 1978 - 1986 Later professor of Charms. Former a Hufflepuff student. graduated.
Carole Hudson unknown Widow of Christopher Hudson. Wed to Joshua Dunbar. Mother of Finn and Brody Hudson, and stepmother of Patrick and Liam Dunbar.
Alice Dunbar Mother of Patrick and Liam Dunbar. Killed in an accident.
Hugo Howell Brother of Carole Hudson and uncle of Finn and Brody.
Finn Hudson 1990 - 1997 Prefect, Captain and Seeker for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. Brody's older brother and Patrick and Liam Dunbar's stepbrother.
Cedric Diggory Very loyal student
Danny Māhealani Good friend of Finn Hudson. Everyone loves Danny.
Blaine Anderson 1995 - 1997 Transfer to Hogwarts in 1995. Roommates with Finn, Danny and Cedric Diggory.
Brody Hudson 1991 - 1998 Younger brother of Finn Hudson and the stepbrother of Patrick and Liam Dunbar.
Patrick Dunbar Chaser for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. Liam Dunbar's older brother and Finn and Brody Hudson's stepbrother.
Scott McCall Beater for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Stiles Stilinski Beater for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Isaac Lahey Chaser for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Brittany S. Pierce Co-captain and Chaser for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Liam Dunbar 1992 - 1999 Keeper for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. Patrick Dunbar's younger brother and Finn and Brody Hudson's stepbrother.
Max Russo Liam Dunbar's best friend. Younger brother of Justin and Alex Russo.
Corey Bryant 1992 - 1999 Muggle-born wizard. Roommates with Liam Dunbar and Max Russo.
Chris Hudson 2013 - 2020 Christopher ‘’Chris’’ Hudson jr. is a Pure-blood wizard, the eldest child of Finn Hudson and Quinn Hudson.
Phoebe Dunbar 2023 - 2030 Pure-blood Hufflepuff witch. Second daughter and second child of Liam and Alex.
Hugo Whittemore 2025 - 2032 Pure-blood Hufflepuff wizard. Eldest child of Jackson and Brody.
Daniël Hudson 2026 - 2033 Daniël Danny Joshua is a Pure-blood wizard, the youngest child of Finn Hudson and Quinn Hudson.
Brenton Raeken 2033 - 2040 Pure-blood Hufflepuff wizard. Son and second child of Patrick and Theo. Half-brother of Jordan.

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